According to phys.org, “a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has discovered that the chemical structure of melanin on a macromolecular scale exhibits, among other shapes, a four-membered ring—in other words, a chemical structure that may be conducive to the creation of certain types of batteries based on natural melanin pigments.”
In other words, they discovered that human melanin is a “superconductive component of the universe.” When ordinary batteries were compared to their experimental melanin batteries, the results were drastically different. The voltage in the melanin batteries was significantly higher. “The voltage we got out was high—comparable to the best sodium-based cathode materials we’d use in a battery,” says Viswanathan, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
The question appears to be not whether they can manufacture batteries out of melanin, but whether they can stabilize them. Because melanin can retain a wide range of chemical configurations, researchers are attempting to determine “which of these arrangements is the most stable.”
The Economist reports on Melanin’s industrial applications, notably medicinal batteries:
“BATTERIES HAVE BEEN MADE FROM MANY THINGS SINCE THEIR INVENTION TWO CENTURIES AGO. The early ones were made of copper and zinc. Lithium is now chosen for a wide range of applications. Lead, nickel, silver, and a variety of other metals were also used. However, until recently, no one has experimented with melanin, the pigment that darkens the skin and shields it from ultraviolet rays. But, as Christopher Bettinger of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh reported last week at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, he has finally done just that. His goal is to develop a battery that is safe for use in the human body.”
Melanin does not appear to be an apparent battery element at first glance. It’s a complex molecule made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen. Industrial-scale synthesis would almost certainly involve biotechnology rather than traditional chemistry. It can, however, capture and release positively charged ions known as cations. Because batteries rely on the mobility of ions, this feature is an excellent place to start. Furthermore, because melanin is a natural component of our bodies, it is not poisonous. This is in contrast to the majority of the standard battery chemicals, including those listed above. If melanin leaked from an implanted medical device, enzymes would simply clean it up.”
So, if they discover the most stable molecular structure for using melanin as a battery, will an industry emerge? They’re currently developing melanin cyborg implants; what other use will they find for melanin? With the demand for melanin increasing, they will require a consistent supply of melanin to conduct studies and scientific breakthroughs.
Where are they going to acquire it?
Given that the organizations conducting these experiments appear to be primarily funded by wealthy white people who are likely to be racist white supremacists, is it too far-fetched to speculate that ‘melanin harvesting’ from society’s undesirables (poor melanated people) will begin if it hasn’t already?
Keeping in mind that the US government intends to use Melanin for military applications such as harvesting thermal energy for cold weather vehicles, developing melanin-based clothing coatings, dramatically improving EMP shielding capacity, dramatically improving radiation shielding capacity, developing melanin technologies that aid in disease prevention, and dramatically improving energy storage and release capacity.
Remember the type of individuals we’re working with. The same scientists that Harriet A. Washington discussed in her book “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.”
Melanin is quite magical. Will they be able to harvest as well as harness the power of the dark biochemical (melanin)? Or will they continue to study and comprehend the potential of melanin while remaining far from applying it in a consistent and efficient manner?
The answer to these questions will be revealed in the nearest future.
This piece was originally published by TruDreadz